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Everest Base camp trekking is one of the famous treks in Nepal. The trekkers go for this trekking to get a spectacular view of the hills. You will get an opportunity to move around the gorgeous trails, ridges. It is a lifetime experience to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas so closely. The best time to trek from April to October. There are many mountaineers who avoid traveling in the winters due to adverse climatic conditions. With high snowfall, it would be very difficult to proceed further. For the Everest Base Camp trekking, you have to carry other resources like tents, medicines, adequate food, clothes, and water mandatorily.
In summers due to clouds, you will never get a clear vision of the mountains. April and May consider being the best time to go during this time. You will see the blooming trees, shrubs along with the growth of rhododendrons on your trekking path. You will get to see the vibrant colors of the nature around you. It is better not to plan your trekking during the monsoon for bad weather conditions.
Distance:around the city
Mode of Transport: bus coach
You will be arriving at Kathmandu. Our driver will drop you at the respective hotels. You will get to view beautiful Mountain View along with waterfalls. It is better to take rest in the hotel room as you will be going to trek the rugged mountainous terrains across the mountains.
Altitude:Lukla – 2860m ; Phakding- 2610m
Time taken – 4 hours for trekking
Early morning you will be boarding flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. In your luggage, you should keep mandatory objects for trekking like matchboxes, lighter, pen, and other stuff in the check-in luggage to avoid any breach during security checks. You will get a panoramic view of the mountains around you. Generally, you will have to board smaller choppers. After arriving at Lukla, your guide or Sherpa will come to meet you at the hotel. You can go sightseeing enjoying the exotic beauty of the mountains.
You will be trekking to Phakding from Lukla. It is usually a gradual steep inclined with few regular ups an downs on the path. You will get a spectacular view of KusumKangru. Here you will be crossing the suspended bridge. After the short climb, you will be reaching the Ghat village. Here you can stay for a little rest. From there you will proceed further to Phakding with gradual trekking for 2 hours.
Time taken: 6 hours
The following day, you will be starting your trekking from Phakding. You will have to cross the suspended bridge of DudhKoshi. You will get to climb short uphill and downhill. After crossing the river, you will get to see the amazing view of Thermasarkhu. This mountain range stands at an elevation of 6608m. From Benkar village, you can enjoy the fabulous view of the mountains. Sagarmatha national forest is located nearby. You will get your trekking permission here to proceed further. You will reach Namche bazaar from there.
Mode of Transport: trekking around the town
Today you should make your body and mind acclimatized with the adverse climatic conditions. It is a nice place to stroll around. You can get the glimpse of Kwangde peak in the east along with its sister peaks. You will notice u shaped bowl houses in the village of Namche Bazaar. Today you can trek a little uphill to reach Sagarmatha national park.
From there, you will get a spectacular overview of the surrounding. You can also go to the local museum to get a detailed description of the Himalayas. As you will be trekking across one of the difficult mountainous terrains you must know about its geographical aspects to understand the detailed history of it. You will stay in the locally situated guesthouses.
Time taken: 6 hours
You will start with the easy stretch of your trekking. You will reach the optimum height of Namche Bazaar with 20 minutes. You will reach the place called Shanasa after 2 hours of continuous walk. Here you will get a chance to view the national bird of Nepal, Danphe pheasant. You can also get to view Himalayan Thar, antelope and musk deer at this region. Then you will start walking downhill to reach Imjatse River. The place is called Phungitenga which is located at a height of 3250m. After walking for more than 2 hours you will be reaching the Buddhist religious entrance lying before Tengboche. You will stay overnight at Tengboche.
Time taken: 6 hours
You will start your trek today towards Dingboche. You will find out the exotic stretch of natural vegetation in the form of fir, juniper, rhododendron, birch and many more. You will reach Deboche, located at 3650m. From here, you will get a glimpse of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. AmaDablam and Nuptse. You will be walking uphill to reach the mani-wall gate. The path toward Dingboche is bifurcated into two parts. One path is directed to reach Dingboche through Pangboche. If you really want to enjoy the natural beauty across the path, you should take this route.
Dingboche is a beautiful place where you will find stone walls built to protect the agricultural fields. Such large walls are built to protect the field from bad weather conditions and the grazing animals. You will stay at a guest house overnight.
Mode of Transport: trekking around the city
The lustrous green pastoral land of Dingboche is a complete place to dins solace in your life. You will find out crop fields and beautiful farms on your trekking path. Here, the local residents engage in farming of crops. You will also find out tea houses as well. You will enjoy the surrounding weather for the acclimatization purpose.
You can stroll around the village to enjoy the beauty. You can also trek for 5 hours to reach Chukung at an elevation of 4730m. This place is located in the eastern part in the Imjatse valley. You will enjoy the pleasant breeze around you while taking the gradual steep inclination. Chukung will give you a feeling that you are enjoying the nature in the lap of mountains.
Time taken: 6 hours
The trekking trail is now directed toward the northern part from Dingboche onwards. You will find easy trekking for an hour. Then you will come across the mani prayer stupa. You can take rest in the chaitya or you will have to go downwards to the village of Pheriche. Today you will get an amazing view of Pokalde, AmaDablam and Mt. Tawache towards the north. You can also get to view the beautiful sight of the wall of Nuptse.
For 3 hours from Pheriche, you will be trekking to reach the small bridge suspended over Khumbu glacier. Before Lobuche, it was the only place with tea houses. Thugla is the other name of the place. You will be trekking for another 4 hours to reach Lobuche. You will have to walk uphill so it will be a little difficult to climb. At night you will be staying in the guesthouses.
Time taken: 7-8 hours
Today will be one of the strenuous days of the entire trekking camp. You will start your day with a gradual walking across the valley to reach a green pastoral land. Then the walk for another 20 minutes, you will be reaching the moraine dunes. From there if you go ahead, you can see the icebergs and the icy glacial ponds. After viewing such a picturesque landscape, you will be trekking downhill to reach Gorakshep.
You will be trekking towards the base camp of the Everest as well. Here you should follow the route map of the Sherpa unless you can be misled. Every year, the course of the route changes due to the glacial advance. After 7 hours of walk, you will reach EBC.
Time taken: 7 hours
Today you will be climbing up to Kalapatthar. In the 1950s this place was used as the base camp for Everest summit. You will be walking through the sandy fields from Gorakshep to reach Kalapatthar. From there, you will have to trek the inclined place for an hour. After that, you will be in the level lands which will allow you the gradual and easy trekking. At this point, you will be again trekking uphill to reach the optimum height of Kalapatthar. From here you will get an outstanding view of Mt. Everest. From here you will be trekking back to Pheriche.
Time taken: 6-7 hours
Your tiresome trekking camp is already over as you have already witnessed the beauty of Mt. Everest the day before. From here, you will be only trekking on the pleasant level lands. You will be trekking downhill at a lower elevation. It is a similar kind of trekking as that of Thugla. After reaching the ridge, you will follow the course of the stream to reach the Pheriche valley.
After walking for 40 minutes, you will be reaching the valley floor. After 2 more hours, you will be reaching Pheriche. From there, you will be trekking down along the slope to reach Namche Bazaar. At night you will be staying in the guest house to enjoy the meals.
Time taken: 6 hours
Today start your day by enjoying the beautiful weather of Namche Bazaar. You will be visiting the place around you before starting your downhill trek. You can visit the local markets as well to enjoy the art, craft and culture prevailed in this society. You can also to Sagarmatha National park to take a few good pictures.
You will manage your trek easily to Phakding from Namche Bazaar. You will get to see the beautiful lush forests. The trekking trail is comparatively easier.
Time taken: 35 minutes flight
Today you will be taking your flight back to Kathmandu. Due to bad weather conditions, your flight might be a delay. In the flight, you will enjoy the extravagant views of the mountains around you. After 45 minutes of flight, you will be reaching Kathmandu. You can take a day off for relaxation.
Mode of Transport: private car
Today early in the morning after breakfast, our drivers will drop you at the airport to board the homebound flights. Your entire trekking to Everest Base Camp will be an amazing journey experience for you. The wonderful memories will be cherished for the lifetime.